The Loxton's in the United Kingdom
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Ann Loxton, Guilty of the crime of being
a Single woman now with
... she was 7 months pregnant with Albert Rich, my great Grandfather.
The Justices of the Peace in North Wootton (a few miles South of Wells)
directed the Churchwardens of North Wootton Parish
to remove Ann from their Parish and return her to the Parish where she had last
resided, St Cuthbert's, in the same County of Wells.
[ Location map of Wells and North Wootton ]
St Cuthbert's church is located right in the
heart of Wells
, Somerset, just around the corner from the Wells Post Office. It is the church
where many of the Loxton family worshiped and celebrated births and weddings
and said good bye to the departed. Chances are strong that the Ann (unwed
mother) and Ann (born 1800) are one and the same.
[ Scenes of St Cuthberts from old postcards ]
Simply click on the image to see
but as it is still
indistinct here is a transcript.
"Somerset to wit;
To the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of
in the County of Somerset; and also to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the
Poor of the Parish of
Saint Cuthbert in Wells
County and to each and evry of them."
"FORASMUCH as Complaint hath been made unto us, whose names are hereunto set
and seals affixed, being two of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for
the said County of Somerset, and one of us being of the Quorum, by you the
Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish of
in the said County of Somerset, That
Ann Loxton - a Singlewoman now with child
into the said Parish of
endeavoring there to settle as an Inhabitant thereof, not having in any way
acquired or obtained a legal Settlement therein, and
actually become chargeable to the said Parish of
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